Average Detective or Criminal Investigator Salary in Los Angeles, California

$78,954
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$54k
MEDIAN
$79k
90%
$154k

The average salary for a Detective or Criminal Investigator is $78,954

Base Salary
$54k - $154k
Bonus
$0 - $2k
Total Pay
$51k - $152k
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What Do Detective or Criminal Investigators Do?

Detective or Criminal Investigator Tasks
  • Compile, examine and assemble evidence to identify culprits.
  • Facilitate information and evidence transfer between departments.
  • Make arrests and restrain suspects.
  • Examine crime sites, interview suspects and witnesses and document findings.
  • Document hypotheses, warrants and conclusions, associating evidence and following regulations.
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